Red

1998 Chateau Ste. Michelle Artist Series Meritage

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • USA
  • Washington
  • Columbia Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 8

  • haBu wrote: 88 points

    March 17, 2012 - elegent blend - a bit light. although consumered after drinking window it did pour well

  • Anonymous wrote: 92 points

    July 10, 2011 - Just drank a bottle of this at The Capital Grille in Providence and I have to say that this wine is still drinking amazingly! Definitely won't get any better, but there is wonderful age on this wine.

  • ilovesacha wrote: 89 points

    June 1, 2010 - Excellent wine. Light and great with Ribeye steaks.

  • scottmi wrote: 94 points

    March 13, 2009 - These are generally a lighter, more elegant style bordeaux blend, and this wine is examplary for the style! 9 years in the cellar served this wine perfectly, with the time meeting the structure 'just right.' According to the winemaker's notes, "1998 was an excellent vintage in the Columbia Valley" with smaller-than-average berries and an extended ripening. Smooth, with the afore-mentioned elegant structure so well melded it provides just the right brightness to support the delightfully complex bouquet including leather..and the slightest hint of...what is it...wait for it...in the peel banana? In the glass, it is an obviously well-extracted dark red, and can only see through little more than the meniscus. Ok--Now what am I tasting!? First taste revealed a gentle but evident tobacco note on top. But not like chilean cabs... This is well filtered, and no menthol, no green, no vegetal. Followed by red currant, oak and cedar (in that order), a hint of dark, unsugared berry jam, and a cocoa-mocha undercurrent. All together, it is magic. In summary: a signature wine from a signature year. No wonder! Find some and pour yourself a glass of "what-life-is-worth-living-for." :-)

    To read the winemaker's notes, go here:
    http://www.ste-michelle-wine-estates.com/image_bank/fullimages/CSM16501.pdf

  • mkparker wrote: 89 points

    June 30, 2008 - Definitely a Horse Heaven wine. Great tannins, very nice aromas of cocoa and oak on the nose.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    September/October 2002, IWC Issue #104 (link)

    (Chateau Ste. Michelle Artist Series Meritage Washington) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    6/10/2004 (link) 89 points

    (Chateau Ste. Michelle Artist Series Meritage) Deep purple color; deep berry nose; good, concentrated, plum, soft tannins; medium finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1998
  • Type Red
  • Producer Chateau Ste. Michelle
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation Artist Series Meritage
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region Washington
  • SubRegion Columbia Valley
  • Appellation Columbia Valley

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 121 (71%)
  • Consumed 49 (29%)

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